Wednesday, 19 October 2016

What congenital anomalies do patients with Downs Syndrome present with ?





A low powered study from Brazil has illustrated some evidence for hypodontia being highly prevalent amongst patients with Downs Syndrome. In this study 96 individuals were clinically and radiographically examined. 

Hypodontia was found to be the most prevalent condition at 36%, followed by microdontia at 10%, conical teeth at 7%. Taurodontic teeth were rarer at 3% with other anomalies such as dens invaginatus 1% of cases. 

The authors concluded that the occurrence of hypodontia was high amongst this patient cohort and is likely to impact on their management not only in their interaction with orthodontics and paediatric dentistry but also with special care dentists managing them in adulthood. 

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http://www.stephenhancocks.com/download.php?op=view_article&article_id=395

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